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Senior Human Factors Specialist

Location: Connolly station

Salary: €86,000-€89,000

Iarnród Éireann is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Senior Human Factors Specialist. The successful candidate will report into the Human Factors manager, providing support for the integration of Human Factors in Capital Investment and Change Management projects.

Based at Connolly Station, the successful candidate will work closely with the safety management teams in both the Railway Undertaking and Infrastructure Manager, as well as Capital Investment project teams and operational staff. You will be the voice of the end user in change projects, ensuring that the designs for the future railway are human-centred and meet end user needs.

The role will be offered on a fixed term contract basis initially with potential for permanency. Performance measures set and reviewed, by Human Factors Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the Human Factors Assurance process as documented in Iarnród Éireann Infrastructure Manager and Railway Undertaking Change Management Standard on assigned projects.
  • Attend hazard record workshops for assigned projects and provide analysis of human factors related hazards
  • Identify and manage human factors requirements
  • Undertake human factors analysis as required on any procedural or other internal changes resulting from the project, using appropriate HF methods
  • Coordinate external Human Factors Project Leads working on assigned projects
  • Review and accept all Human Factors deliverables relating to assigned projects
  • Mentor human factors graduates
  • Share human factors knowledge and expertise across the business
  • Develop and deliver training on human factors and human factors assurance
  • Keep informed on new methods and techniques relevant to human factors assurance
  • Contribute to the delivery of the IE Human Factors Strategy

Ultimately, you will ensure Iarnród Éireann successfully integrates human factors into safety management, particularly in terms of change management, and thus improve the safety and efficiency of rail transport in Ireland. 


  • Salary €86,000 – €89,000
  • Defined Benefit Pension*
  • Annual Leave 25 days
  • GP Scheme*
  • Travel Facilities*
  • Taxsaver Scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Hybrid Working*

*Subject to achieving permanency with the company  

Requirements and Skills

Essential Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (preferably human factors, psychology, or systems engineering)
  • A minimum of five years working in Human Factors in a Safety Critical industry
  • A strong knowledge of Human Factors Integration/Assurance on complex projects
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of working in the rail industry
  • Registered member of the CIEHF, or equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience of the following human factors methods: human factors integration, task analysis, workload assessment, human error analysis, physical ergonomics, environmental design.
  • Familiarity with Safety Management Systems & change management procedures

Key competencies

The following competencies have been identified for this position:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative

Recruitment Process

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV along with a cover letter to: by 4pm Friday 8th July 2022.

A competency-based interview will form part of this selection process, along with a short presentation, topic to be communicated at interview confirmation. If any applicants have special requirements, please advise in your cover letter and CV.